Author Archive: Bill Murray

Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian

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Hot and Dry Weather to Continue; Drought Worsening; Humberto Only a Threat to Bermuda

Hot and Dry Weather to Continue; Drought Worsening; Humberto Only a Threat to Bermuda

| September 15, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Lots of hot and dry weather is in store for Alabama for the foreseeable future.

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Air Quality Alert for Friday for Birmingham

Air Quality Alert for Friday for Birmingham

| September 12, 2019 @ 8:21 pm

A code orange ozone alert has been issued for Friday for Birmingham.

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NHC Key Messages Regarding Potential Tropical Cyclone #9

NHC Key Messages Regarding Potential Tropical Cyclone #9

| September 12, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

The tropical disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm within 36 hours.

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Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 is on the Board:  Forecast Track to Remain in Atlantic, but Bears Watching for Gulf

Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 is on the Board: Forecast Track to Remain in Atlantic, but Bears Watching for Gulf

| September 12, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

Potential Tropical Cyclone #9 has been designated by the NHC. While the forecast track carries it just offshore the eastern coast of Florida, the GFS model still brings a weak system into the Gulf. It bears watching.

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WeatherReady Fest is Today in Huntsville from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at UAH!

WeatherReady Fest is Today in Huntsville from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at UAH!

| September 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am

Today’s forecast: 100% chance of fun and learning at WeatherReady Fest! Meteorologists from across the nation will gather for an epic community outreach event: Rocket City WeatherReady Fest 2019! Join us between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UAH’s Charger Union and Shelby Center for Science & Technology for the nation’s largest weather festival. From […]

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Saturday Morning Weather Xtreme:  The Heat Continues

Saturday Morning Weather Xtreme: The Heat Continues

| September 7, 2019 @ 6:00 am

High pressure is giving us sunny and hot weather across Alabama. The next seven days will be more of the same.

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WeatherReady Fest is Tomorrow in Huntsville!  Don’t Miss It!

WeatherReady Fest is Tomorrow in Huntsville! Don’t Miss It!

| September 6, 2019 @ 4:12 pm

Tomorrow is the big day! WeatherReady Fest will be in Huntsville from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Early Afternoon Update:  Another Nice But Warm Day for Alabama;  Heat Advisory Tomorrow; Dorian Headed Out

Early Afternoon Update: Another Nice But Warm Day for Alabama; Heat Advisory Tomorrow; Dorian Headed Out

| September 6, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

Alabama’s hot weather rolls on with no relief in sight. Heat index values on Saturday across our area will push 105F, promoting heat advisories.

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Hurricane Dorian Heading Out to the Northeast After Crossing the Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian Heading Out to the Northeast After Crossing the Outer Banks

| September 6, 2019 @ 10:11 am

The center of Hurricane Dorian is passing off to the northeast of the Outer Banks this morning after making landfall near Hatteras just after 7:30 a.m. CDT.

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Hurricane Dorian Crossing the Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian Crossing the Outer Banks

| September 6, 2019 @ 7:24 am

Hurricane Dorian is about to pass over Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Tracking Dorian: Will it Even Make a U.S. Landfall?

Tracking Dorian: Will it Even Make a U.S. Landfall?

| September 5, 2019 @ 10:35 pm

Hurricane Dorian is making that northeastward turn tonight and will carry it by the North Carolina coast. It will be a close call as to whether we see a U.S. landfall.

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Dorian Remains at Category 2 Intensity; Impacting Carolinas

Dorian Remains at Category 2 Intensity; Impacting Carolinas

| September 5, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

Hurricane Dorian is very close to the coast of North Carolina tonight and will make landfall on Cape Lookout during the pre-dawn hours.

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Dorian’s Eyewall Grazing Cape Fear in North Carolina:  Here are Expected Impacts Tonight and Tomorrow Morning

Dorian’s Eyewall Grazing Cape Fear in North Carolina: Here are Expected Impacts Tonight and Tomorrow Morning

| September 5, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

Dorian will make landfall as a category two hurricane early Friday morning near Cape Lookout, North Carolina it appears.

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Hurricane Force Gusts Continue Along the South Carolina Coast

Hurricane Force Gusts Continue Along the South Carolina Coast

| September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

NOAA buoy 41004 recently measured sustained winds of 85 mph (137 km/h) and a gust to 98 mph (158 km/h) in the southern eyewall of Dorian.

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WeatherReady Fest Saturday!  A Day of Weather Safety, Learning, Fun…and PRIZES!

WeatherReady Fest Saturday! A Day of Weather Safety, Learning, Fun…and PRIZES!

| September 5, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

Don’t miss this day of fun and learning about all things weather!

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Dorian Bringing Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Wind, Heavy Rain, and Tornadoes to Portions of Carolinas; Hurricane Force Gusts on South Carolina Coast

Dorian Bringing Life-Threatening Storm Surge, Wind, Heavy Rain, and Tornadoes to Portions of Carolinas; Hurricane Force Gusts on South Carolina Coast

| September 5, 2019 @ 11:04 am

Winds just gusted to 76 mph at a site in Charleston Harbor. Hurricane-force gusts will buffet the South Carolina Coast into this afternoon and evening and reach North Carolina tonight

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